Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spring Bunny

Phew, I managed to combine an Easter card for my step-mum with Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge, where you have to use a charm (and at least one butterfly of course). And, purely by luck rather than good management, this card is also for the latest Cuttlebug Mania Challenge where you have to use one or more eggs on your entry and I cut round the image with a frame die and my Cuttlebug:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- backing papers from a mix of Bubbles 'Born to Shop' paper pack (the plain reverse sides of a couple of different papers) and a patterned sheet from Daisy and Dandelion's 'Picnic Patch' paper collection

- the image is LOTV's 'Spring Bunny with Eggs', coloured with Pro Markers, and a little tickle of Clear Wink of Stella on the little purple butterfly and the spots on one egg. Then the image was die cut and layered onto a fussy cut layer of lilac paper - using the old trick of drawing round the outside of the die used for the image

- the lacy 'belly band' (tee, hee Elizabeth, that still makes me giggle) was punched using Martha Stewart's 'Vintage Lace' punch and topped with a band of lilac spotty ribbon and a bow

- the charm is just a simple heart saying 'Made with Love', tied through the bow using a snippet of iridescent cord

- sentiment is from LOTV's 'General Greetings - Small' set, stamped using Memento 'Peanut Brittle ink pad then punched with a SU circle punch before being layered onto a lilac backing, punched with SU 'Scalloped Circle'

- the Easter message is stamped inside the card, I only have a couple of suitable Easter sentiments and they're too big for the front of this particular card, but I think the bunny and the eggs are pretty much right for Easter :)

I'm tickled pink here, two recent wins - Cuttlebug Mania's previous challenge which was to 'go dotty' and also Technique Tuesday's 'Captured in Crystal'. Thank you so much ladies, it's lovely to be picked out by the DTs! Gonna buy me a Lottery ticket this weekend! :)

Di
x

20 comments:

  1. I thought all the Pogo sticks had been banned after my little accident in the duck pond! This is a super cute card and I love the bunny. I have a packet of those charms too and racking my brain now as to where I have put them. Thank you for fluttering by and finding the time with your bad back to play along this challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).
    p.s. It is a bit cold for baby Platypus to be out tonight so hope Puggle is tucked up safe inside with Parsnip. Just had a thought, good job rabbits only like carrots!!.

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  2. I have a packet of those charms too!!! We must of all been shopping at the same shop!

    Fabulous card....love the pretty colours and image...coloured wonderfully of course!

    Your design is lovely...great card, Di!

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  3. Fabulous card Di, love the image and colours.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  4. Aww - such a sweet image and a lovely card with that smashing bow and charm embellishment.

    CONGRATS on your 2 wins Di - deffo by a Lottery Ticket!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Fabulous card Di and such a cutie is your bunny too! love the colour and the backing papers and nicely tied bow as always enjoy your day and hopefully your back will get better too xx

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  6. Wonderful Di, look out for Mr Postie ??????
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Definitely run out any buy a lottery ticket Di! Lovely little card, just can't beat lotv for cuteness!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  8. Lovely card Di and well done on the wins :)

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  9. I love that little Spring bunny. Making me feel a bit guilty cos I haven't done Easter cards this year. Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend. x Jo

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  10. Lovely card Di, the little pogo hopping bunny is adorable and, of course, I like belly band:) I also rather like the colour combination - it's unusual but works perfectly. Congratulations on your wins ... I really do think you should buy that lottery ticket this week! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

    PS: hope your back is on the mend xx

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  11. That is such a sweet bunny and I love the design. Congrats on your wins - go and buy that lottery ticket quick.(Oh and if you're interested the Ribbon Girl challenge is anything goes with a LOTV image)xx

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  12. Such a sweet image and card. You rock winning guest designer spots and making your card coincidentally fit a several swaps at once.

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  13. Aren't you the little smarty pants, combining Easter and Butterflies. I love your card, your step-mum will love it. Very pretty missus!

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  14. Well this little guy is doing more than going hipperty hopperty down the garden path.
    Cute image fabulous papers and I am so jealous of the bow. Fab card.

    Kath x

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  15. Congratulations, Di, you have every right to be pickled tink! Your card today is adorable and I predict another winner! You've reminded me that I have those wee heart charms! If I don't get back again by the weekend, Happy Easter to you and Len!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. a very pretty card, and a super layout
    Tilly

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  17. Love the hopping bunny, literally. Thank you for joining in with our Easter Egg challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  18. Oh Di, this is just too cute. Love the colours and everything about it

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  19. This is so cute! Love this bunny and the colors you have used!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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